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EPTC6 Day 1 - Matthew's Merit

EPTC6 Day 1 - Matthew's Merit

Day one of the sixth and last European Players Tour Championship event in Prague where the players all scramble to try and get into that all important top 24 to reach the PTC finals. One player who succeeded in doing that was Welsh former UK Champion Matthew Stevens.

World no.17 Matthew Stevens needed to put in a good showing at the last EPTC in Prague, Czech Republic to get into the top 24 on the order of merit and he did just that, beating amateur Jindrich Prchal 4-0, Jimmy White 4-2 and beating Jack Lisowski 4-3 in a tense final frame decider, it now all but guarantees he will be in Dublin for the televised finals in March.

It was not a good day for top PTC amateur Daniel Wells though. Being at 24th on the order of merit coming into this event, he needed to win at least two matches to get into the televised finals. But it was not to be as he bowed out in the first round to world no.86 Justin Astley 4-3. This now leaves him precariously placed on the table with Peter Ebdon and Anthony McGill within striking distance of his spot in the finals (Ebdon being already through to the last 16 of the tournament on Sunday).

Also world no.40 Rory McLeod made his first professional 147 break today against Thailand's Issara Kachaiwong today, but lost the match 4-3, more details here.

Full Results:

Last 128:

Alan McManus w/o Kuldesh Johal
Marcus Campbell 4-0 Lukas Krenek (a)
Allan Taylor (a) w/o Andy Lee (a)
Michael White 4-1 Patrick Einsle
Ian Glover (a) 4-2 Paul S Davison
Joe Jogia 4-1 Tony Knowles (a)
Justin Astley 4-3 Daniel Wells (a)
Rod Lawler 4-2 Matthew Couch
Graeme Dott 4-1 Kevin Van (a)
Jack Lisowski 4-3 Sam (a)
JimmyWhite 4-2 Damian Wilkes (a)
Matthew Stevens 4-0 Jindrich Prchal (a)
Kyren Wilson 4-0 Jan Klecka (a)
Barry Hawkins 4-0 David Singh (a)
Liu Chuang w/o Chris McBreen (a)
Joe Perry 4-0 Noppon Saengkham
Stuart Bingham 4-1 J√ľrgen Kesseler (a)
Matthew Selt 4-2 Kurt Maflin
Robert Milkins 4-0 Ronni Beniesch (a)
Andrew Pagett w/o Stephen Hendry
Mark Joyce 4-0 Dieter Meier (a)
Ben Woollaston 4-0 Jan Vimr (a)
Mike Dunn 4-0 Marko Vukovic (a)
Ryan Day 4-2 Mark King
Rory McLeod 4-3 Jamie Burnett
Mario Wehrmann (a) w/o Allister Carter
Andrew Higginson 4-0 Tomasz Skalski (a)
Issara Kachaiwong w/o Anthony Hamilton
Nigel Bond 4-0 Jaromir Malanta (a)
Peter Ebdon 4-0 Andrew Norman (a)
Gerard Greene 4-1 Michael Heeger (a)
Peter Lines 4-0 Oliver Brown (a)

Last 64:

Rory McLeod 4-2 Mario Wehrmann (a)
Issara Kachaiwong 4-3 Andrew Higginson
Peter Ebdon 4-2 Nigel Bond
Peter Lines 4-2 Gerard Greene
Marcus Campbell 4-3 Alan McManus
Michael White 4-2 Allan Taylor (a)
Joe Jogia 4-1 Ian Glover (a)
Justin Astley 4-3 Rod Lawler
Jack Lisowski 4-3 Graeme Dott
Matthew Stevens 4-2 Jimmy White 
Barry Hawkins 4-0 Kyren Wilson
Liu Chuang 4-2 Joe Perry
Stuart Bingham 4-1 Matthew Selt
Andrew Pagett 4-0 Robert Milkins
Ben Woollaston 4-1 Mark Joyce
Ryan Day 4-3 Mike Dunn

Last 32:

Issara Kachaiwong 4-3 Rory McLeod (147!)
Peter Ebdon 4-0 Peter Lines
Michael White 4-2 Marcus Campbell
Joe Jogia 4-0 Justin Astley
Matthew Stevens 4-3 Jack Lisowski
Barry Hawkins 4-3 Liu Chuang
Stuart Bingham 4-1 Andrew Pagett
Ryan Day 4-2 Ben Woollaston

Posted Nov 20, 2010
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